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Putin’s Media Strategies and Challenges in the Digital Age | Open lecture by Rashid Gabdulhakov

Updated: Feb 13

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021 AT 6 PM – 7:30 PM Central European Time

I am pleased to have been invited by the Eastern European Students Association to given this open lecture. Please consider joining.


"Since the early 2000s traditional media outlets in Russia have been put under pressure by the ruling elite. This transformation of the media landscape brought about realities where state broadcasters support the Kremlin’s strategic narratives both domestically and on the global arena. Yet, such regime-praising narratives are increasingly challenged by regime-discrediting media products made available across digital media. A recent example is Bellingcat’s exposure of the Kremlin’s “poison squad” accused of attempting to murder a prominent anti-establishment politician Alexey Navalny with “Novichok” nerve agent. Meanwhile, Navalny’s own investigation and exposure of President Putin’s “billion-dollar palace” hit unprecedented 100-million YouTube views in the first 10 days after publishing. EESA is pleased to host this public lecture, which will address the intricate confrontation between pro-regime traditional media narratives and counter-regime digital media alternatives in Russia.


Our speaker, Rashid Gabdulhakov is a PhD Candidate and Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on citizen-led justice manifested online as well as social media surveillance, affordances and governance challenges. Having lived and worked in five different countries, Rashid likes to describe himself as an ‘academic nomad’. In his spare time, he enjoys painting, cooking and blogging. You can learn more about Rashid on his personal website: plovism.com."


Interested? Save the date of February 18 and join using the link: https://eur-nl.zoom.us/j/92861467297

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